Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jalan Jalan Japan @ 1 Shamelin Mall, Cheras

It's not easy to save money when you shop.
I always feel guilty when I over spent my money on the goods I bought, especially at the current condition of the economy.
Yea, sometimes, Lik does make a complaint. :)
So, I found another best way to fulfill my shopping desired, which is buying second-hand items at much lower prices.
Shopping second-hand isn't something new for me.
During my university years in Michigan, me and my housemates would always shop at the local second-hand shops without breaking our wallets. :)
Second-hand shopping is such a fun way to find what we need and update; we always went back home with surprises because of the great stuffs we found at the shops.
Furthermore, I also think buying second-hand items is considered green because you are giving the item a brand new life once again.



It was so fun to join the pre-opening shopping experience at Jalan Jalan Japan, located at 1 Shamelin Mall on the last weekend.
This is their second outlet after the first store opened in November 2016 at Sky Park, One City Mall, USJ in Subang Jaya.
The first store was a great success for Jalan Jalan Japan since Malaysian love pre-loved goods and the sales performance is a great encouragement for them to open their second branch.



Japan is a rich nation where people are able to earn high income, but lack of personal storage space.
Since the living space is small which is very different compare to Malaysia, this makes it necessary for the Japanese to sell fairly new stuffs at "Preloved" stores.
"Preloved" concept has become an integral part of Japanese culture, therefore Jalan Jalan Japan believes that the world can be a better place if the products they owned can be loved by others.
Regardless of your budget, you will always get more at Jalan Jalan Japan with pricing starting at RM1 for many items.
Though they all are pre-loved items, the qualities are still much appreciated and everything at the stores are shipped directly from Japan.



Everything at Jalan Jalan Japan is very neat and well organized.
It's just like a department store, except everything here is second-hand.
So now, let me bring you around the store to find the absolute gems at Jalan Jalan Japan. #excitednya
From fashionable clothing, shoes, handbags, households goods, sports equipment, collectible items, baby stuffs, toys, and furniture; spending three hours inside such big store is definitely not enough!


 



Time to update your wardrobe, ladies!
Find the hottest affordable women apparel, starting as low as RM5, including blouses, skirts, dresses, tops and trousers.



There are a lot of preloved winter clothing on the racks too.
A woman Duffle Coat only costs RM40!


I like to purchase second-hand accessories because it can save my money without sacrificing quality.
New ones always cost more to buy than a second-hand ones. 





I always want to own a fordable travel duffel bag like this, so happy that I found one with a very affordable price at just RM40!
I'm gonna bring it with me on my next trip soon!



You'll find what you like from the huge selection of women, men and kid's shoes.



It has a huge selection of men's clothing, including smart and casual outfits.





Check out the sport section with different types of sports equipment.



Soft toys section which fun filled with diverse designs, sizes, colours, shapes at an unbeatable low prices!





Buying used baby clothes is one of the best ways to save money because they are less expensive.
Since babies grow very fast and they usually don't wear the same size after a few months, so preloved baby stuffs might be a good option to save your wallet.



Of course, many of the second-hand furniture and household goods are available at the store too.
Though they were used in Japan, they still look very good in my eyes.
I bought some small wooden plates, at an excellent condition with great price from RM3 to RM6.



Shopping at Jalan Jalan Japan is like going to a treasure hunting.
You will never know what pre-loved wonders you might find.
Get a good look through the entire shop, and score a good deal on the used items.
Indeed, I found a brand new pajamas set, boyfriend shirt and some socks at totally brand new condition at super low price, from RM3 to RM15!



I really enjoyed my shopping at Jalan Jalan Japan, not only because it has a huge selection of many items, the staffs are very friendly and helpful too!
After spending three hours at Jalan Jalan Japan, I spent total RM100 for my shopping haul with the below items:
#1 Pejamas set @ RM15
#2 Boyfriend shirt @ RM10
#3 Fordable travel duffel bag @ RM40
#4 wooden plates (3 pieces) @ RM3 - RM6
#5 Long socks (4 pairs) @ RM3 - RM5 per pairs



Are you a fan of shopping second-hand too?
Get your wallets ready for the grand opening in 10 days later!
Date: 30th September 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10am onwards
Venue: 1 Shamelin Mall
For the first 100 shoppers, you will get 10% discounts on your total bill, and additional 5% off if you mentioned my name "Ivy Gan" or my blog "hiphippopo.com"
So, mark your calendar now and shop till you drop at Jalan Jalan Japan!


Jalan Jalan Japan
1 Shamelin Mall
Unit L3-006, Level 3,
100, Jalan 4/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa,
56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/JalanJalanJapan.Malaysia/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/jalanjalanjapanmy/

Monday, September 18, 2017

How I use the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water to take care of my daily life?

I talked about the ARISSTO Premium Coffee in the last week.
And today, I'm going to share another star product which caught my attention upon my visit at Diamond's showroom, the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water.
Water is important to our daily life, but how many of us really think about the water quality we drink everyday.
And what can you do to improve the drinking water you and your family consume everyday?
Not all of us live close to a mountain where we can drink best natural water.
Most of us live in big city and rely on commercial water distribution systems; whereby we need to consider a water purification system to improve water quality and taste.
There are many water filter options, yet here comes the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water, which took a step further from water purification by enlivening the purified water with various billion-year mineral ores to mineralize the water so that it is comparable to the natural spring water, as well as enriched with minerals and alkaline pH.



Coral Alkaline Water Technology uses special natural materials such as natural coral calcium, tourmaline, and Maifan stone to form an innovative water system, and also applies 3 simple main processes, from purification, mineralization to magnetization plus it's 18 treatments to produce Coral Alkaline Water that consists alkaline pH of 7.5-8.5.
With the alkaline materials in the water, it benefits to health and keeps concerns of acidic physique away, just like how natural water on earth contains numerous mineral elements that are beneficial to human body and pH are mild alkaline.



Materials with certification
Diamond Coral Alkaline Water selected premium quality natural minerals to fabricate the filters, which including precious diatomite, natural coral calcium, coconut shell based activated carbon, bamboo charcoal based activated carbon etc.
These materials are certified by authoritative agency from USA, guaranteed no harmful substances will be released, and also meet the safety standards set by World health Organization (WHO).



 Colour, size, weight and design
The first thing that I like about the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water was the design.
The water machine has an elegant and extraordinary design, which consider the first refined water machine in the world that designed by the renowned European designers.
The overall size is 320(D) x 223(w) x 343(H) mm, and weight in only 8.1kg.
Well, it also has my favourite white colour too.



Filter materials and flowing path
The filter materials and accessories of Coral Alkaline Water Machine contains only toxic-free filter and guarantees 100% safe for use.
It doesn't use any harmful elements, which probably could be bad to family's health through the water along the filtering process
Besides, comparing to the smaller or single filter machine, Diamond Coral uses up to 6 filters multiple-filter design that can contain up to 20 times more purifying materials, which guarantees greater performance by increasing the contact surface.
The multiple-filter also designed to lengthen the water flowing path in the filter which could be lengthen up to 10 times more and increase the water contact time with filter materials up to 100 times comparing to the smaller or single filter machine.



Multi-award winner
#1 Gold medal in 2002 at the 51st Brussels Eureka World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology (Belgium)
#2 Geneva gold medal and special jury award in 2001 at the 29th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products
#3 Platinum and gold award in Asia from 2005 - 2017 at Reader's Digest Trusted Brand





We have the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water in our kitchen for a month.
It is installed by the professional from Diamond, and the installation process only took less than 30 minutes. #howgreat!
Personally, I feel so great of having the Coral Alkaline Water in our house, because it allows me and my family to experience a better life benefits without a doubt.
How does it help? Continue reading to find out now.



1. Drink Coral Alkaline Water everyday
Coral Alkaline Water contains rich minerals and trace elements, which is easier to be absorbed after magnetization.
The taste is sweet and has high penetration power.
By drinking adequate amount of natural alkaline water everyday, it provides alkaline minerals that fit our body needs.
As a matter of fact, we need at least 2 liters of water, which is 8 of 8-ounce glasses of water to maintain a normal temperature in our body.
Without enough water, our body can lead to dehydration, and also couldn't get rid of waste through urination, sweat and bowel movements
Therefore, clean water is so important that we couldn't leave without everyday.



2. Make my wine more smooth 
Recently, I enjoy drinking wines at home, especially when I'm rushing for the back-logs.
I like to put the wines in a bucket for like 20 minutes with ice and water, no matter it's red or white wines before I drink it.
Believe me not, the Coral Alkaline Water actually brings out a pleasure texture and also smoother taste of the wine.





3. Use it as a face mist
Since Coral Alkaline Water has pH value of 7.5-8.5 that contains calcium and magnesium ions, it can improve penetration power of water in skin up to 200%.
With that reason, I replace the alkaline water mist with my facial mist to refresh and hydrate my skin.
This alkaline water mist has become part of my daily skincare regime, and I really love how it keeps my skin hydrated all day long.
Based on my personal experience, my skin gets more sensitive during certain days before my periods.
I'm so glad that this alkaline water mist can actually help to calm redness and soothe irritation on my face!



#4 Use it as a calming pack
Apart from that, I also use the alkaline water as one of my mask everyday.
Every night, before I apply my skin care products, I soak a few cotton pads with the alkaline water so that it becomes moist, then place the cotton pads on my T-zone areas, cheeks, and chin for about 10 minutes until they absorbed enough.
It leaves my skin looking more moisture and hydrate after that.





#5 Pet Cleaning 
It said that use Coral Alkaline Water for bathing animals and pets can reduce foul odors and make softer fur. 
Well, I didn't bath Zoi D with the alkaline water; but I spray Zoi D with the same alkaline water mist on his body so that he feel more refresh and also I find it helps to reduce his body odor compare to before. 
Look! Zoi D enjoys the alkaline water mist too! #hehe



Without water, we couldn't maintain a normal body temperature, and get rid of waste through urination and sweat.
Besides, if you don't have enough water, your body will get dehydration, and also an increased risk of heat exhaustion.
In fact, water is so important that a person couldn't leave without everyday.
If you are interested to have a 60-day free trial, you can get yourself register at http://diamondcoral.com/my/coral-alkaline-water-60-days-free-trial-plan/



Last but not least, please do not forget to check out the latest Diamond product, Diamond Coral WaterBar on my previous post at here.
It's the world's first 3 seconds Instant Warm Water Dispenser to allow you and your family to enjoy fresh warm water easily.
For the 7-day free trial of the Diamond Coral WaterBar, you can head over for registration at http://diamondcoral.com/my/childrens-best-warm-water-assistant/.



Diamond Coral Official
Website: http://diamondcoral.com/my/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DiamondRefined/

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ocean Seafood Restaurant 海洋海鲜餐厅 @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Food post today!
Any reader is a fan of seafood?
If you are, you should pay a visit at the Ocean Seafood Restaurant 海洋海鲜餐厅.
It's my first time here; but before that, I have seen many reviews say that this place serves wide variety of seafood at reasonable prices.
For instance, a seafood pot only costs RM19.90 and a big steam fish only price at RM15!
Yea! What a big deal! I really can't wait to give it a try!



It's not difficult to allocate the Ocean Seafood Restaurant at Bandar Puteri Puchong.
If you know about Sen Heng, you will be able to find it because the restaurant located just right opposite to Sen Heng.
Also, the restaurant is easy to spot since it has quite a sharp colour of signboard. :)





It's not a very big restaurant, but provides a clean and comfortable environment.
The crowd looked pretty promising; I was there on a weekday, and the place get pretty busy during the dinner hours.





Pork Ribs with Bun 一支骨 @ RM32.00 is a worthy option.
The ribs were terrific, not only because the meats were juicy and tender, also their in-house tangy sweet and sour sauce was amazing too! #musttry



Mixed Hong Kong Kai Lan 鸳鸯芥兰 @ RM15.00 is a combination plate of nice & thick crunchy Kai lan stems and crispy deep fried kai lan leaves.



Lotus Fried with Winged Bean 莲藕四 @ RM12 is a lovely, crunchy vegetable dish that stir-fried with spice and baby shrimp.



Swiss Chicken Wing 瑞士鸡翅 @ RM15 is simply delicious.
The Swiss sauce has nothing to do with "Switzerland" #hehe, the chicken wings are marinated in sweetened dark sauce which gives you a distinctly flavourful!



Mantis Prawn with Dry Chili 宫保虾糕 @ RM15.00 is a must try!
It's a crispy and addictive dish that you can't really resist though it contains lots of cholesterol.



Lala with Superior Soup 上汤啦啦 @ RM18.00 is a popular soup dish served in many Chinese restaurant in Malaysia.
Ocean Seafood Restaurant has very fresh and alive lala, and the soup is very delightful too!



Tofu with Pumpkin Sauce 金瓜豆腐 @ RM15.00, is a special beancurd that glazed in delicious pumpkin based sauce.
I love the sauce because it serves perfectly with white rice.



Kampung Chicken with Rice Wine 黄酒焖鸡 @ RM32.00 is crazily good with it's most aromatic and delicious braised chicken that you would loved it.



Spicy Buttermilk Crab (M) 香辣奶皇肉蟹 @ RM50.00 is a creamy butter crab that served with fried Chinese buns.
All the crabs at the restaurant are very meaty and fresh to be tasted.





Butter Salted Egg Mud Crab with Roe (XL) 咸湿膏蟹 @ RM95.00 is similar to spicy buttermilk crab but used salted egg yolks sauce instead.
Be sure you request for extra fried buns 炸馒头 @ RM6.00 if not you will not have enough with the richness homemade butter sauce on it.





XO Seafood Noodle Pot XO海鲜粉煲@ RM19.90 is an awesome deal!
The big pot comes with generous amount of seafood such as prawns, squid, lala, and crabs.
If you aren't a lover of XO sauce, you can have other choices like Tomyam or curry paste too!



There are few choices of the self-made herbal drinks, but I think this Pumpkin Barley @ RM2.50 is definitely worth a try!



Other than that, the restaurant also offers variety of set lunch with rice and noodles.
All set lunches are served from RM8.90 to RM9.90, include daily self-boiled soup, and also a drink.
There will be 1 free set lunch for you once you collect total 10 stamps in the given card.
Oh ya! If you are celebrating your birthday at the restaurant, you will also get a free dish too!



Overall, the Ocean Seafood Restaurant is worth a try if you are looking for good seafood restaurant with reasonable price.
All of us were pleased and satisfied with all the servings till we've got nothing left on the table.
If you would like to try out the great food at the restaurant too, don't forget to share my post to get 10% off from your total bill on your next visit ya!
Thanks for the great time, Ocean Seafood Restaurant and I will see you again for sure!



Ocean Seafood Restaurant 海洋海鲜餐厅
21, Jalan Puteri 2/3,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 6010 221 0188
Opening hours: 1130am - 3pm, 5pm-1030pm (Mon - Sun)
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/oceanseafoodrestaurant/